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MSJE Acquires its Oldest Artifact – Seventeenth Century Kiddush Cup Pre-Dates City of New Orleans by 41 Years

NEW ORLEANS, March 6, 2024 – The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is now displaying the oldest artifact in its collection: a silver kiddush cup made in the year… Read More

A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America

New Exhibit Shines Light on South’s Rosenwald Schools and Progressive Era-Partnership of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington NEW ORLEANS, October 26, 2023 –  A new Special Exhibition, A Better… Read More

New Exhibit Shines Light on South’s Rosenwald Schools and Progressive Era-Partnership of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington

Press Release NEW ORLEANS, October 26, 2023 –  A new Special Exhibition, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America,… Read More

Texas Painter Unites Religion and Art in Images Inspired by Jewish Life in the South

By John Pope / The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate Like any other artist, Maurice Schmidt has found inspiration wherever he goes — in landscapes, at rodeos, in depictions of farm… Read More

God, Goats and Pickup Trucks: Visions of Maurice Schmidt’s Texas

“God, Goats and Pickup Trucks: Visions of Maurice Schmidt’s Texas” Art Exhibit to Open at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience NEW ORLEANS, January 9, 2023 – A new… Read More

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience receives USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience receives USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award MSJE voted by the public as a top five winner in the Best New Attraction category… Read More

TRAVELMAG: 12 FUN THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND NEW ORLEANS

While most Jewish emigres to the US have wound up in large East Coast cities, the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience examines the lives of those who transited through predominantly Christian… Read More

The New York Times: A New Showcase for the Story of Jews in the South

By Claudia Dreifus / The New York Times Some of the artifacts may seem mundane for display in a museum: a steamer trunk, a peddler’s cart, a cash register from a… Read More

The Uncomfortable Truths of Jewish Life in the U.S. South

A New Orleans museum that opened last month sheds light on surprising aspects of Jewish life in the 13 Southern states since the mid-1700s An advertisement in North Carolina’s Wilmington… Read More

Inside the new New Orleans museum telling the stories of Southern Jews

Often excluded from the narrative of American Jewish life, Southern Jews finally get their due in a museum designed to welcome visitors of all faiths By Gabby Deutch When Jewish… Read More